Junior Web/Software Developer

South Africa
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 25, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Junior Web/Software Developer (Four months contract appointment)

(Ref. LSW20/135/0418)

The CGA specialises in the application of geographical information systems (GIS), satellite remote sensing and other geographical-analytical techniques to carry out research, training and service provision functions in this field.



The role is primarily a support position within the CGA team, with a focus on web application development and maintenance. The CGA implements interactive geographically enabled web applications using HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Django is used for back-end development, and tabular data is stored in PostgreSQL databases. The candidate will be expected to assist in refining existing web applications and in creating new ones. Front- and back-end development will be required. 


Job Requirements

  • Two years completed towards a B degree which includes web and/or software development;
  • Proven experience in web and/or software development;
  • Competent in HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Python (Django), Git.



Training or experience in GIS scripting, basic remote sensing, OpenLayers, ArcGIS API for Javascript, ArcGIS Online, report-writing. In addition, the candidate should be able to work well in a team, balance multiple projects, manage deadlines, and monitor, evaluate and adjust their work progress.


Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.


Apply online by using the "Apply" button below.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.



Enquiries regarding job content: Garth Stephenson on 021 808 4935 or at garth@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753